Spirits Alive* Winter 2015 Lecture Series

  • 31 Jan 2015
  • 1:30 PM
  • Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress Street, Portland, ME

Post Mortem Mourning Practices in 18th and 19th Century New England

Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress Street, Portland. 

In addition to wearing only black apparel for up to a year, mourners in New England abided by fashions and customs that demonstrated intense grief. Libby Bischof, Associate Professor of History at the University of Southern Maine, and a board member of Spirits Alive, will lead us on an exploration of these practices, utilizing examples from Maine Historical Society's collections.For this first lecture, we will meet at 1:30 PM at the Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress Street, Shettleworth Lecture Hall.

* This event is co-sponsored by Spirits Alive and Maine Historical Society.  Spirits Alive is a non-profit organization dedicated to the protection and preservation of Portland’s historic Eastern Cemetery through a range of activities including promotion and education.

For more information, visit the Spirits Alive website.

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